Norwegian exonyms

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As a general rule, modern Norwegian does not use exonyms for names with endonyms in Latin script. Historically, several Danish/German exonyms have been in use, due to the Danish roots of the Bokmål variety of Norwegian, but these exonyms should be considered archaic, and are no longer used officially.

Below is list of Norwegian language exonyms for places outside of Norway :

Albania[edit]

Austria[edit]

Belarus[edit]

  • Belarus Hviterussland (lit. "White Russia", which the names of the country means in various languages, including English)

Belgium[edit]

  • België/Belgique Belgia
  • Brussel-Bruxelles (The forms Brussel or Bruxelles are recommended - but the German form Brüssel (which actually is an official language of Belgium) is in common use)

Cameroon[edit]

Croatia[edit]

Cuba[edit]

Czech Republic[edit]

Estonia[edit]

Finland[edit]

Until quite recently, most people tended to use the official Swedish names in Norwegian. The Swedish names are not exonyms, since both Finnish and Swedish are official languages in Finland, with many towns, cities and regions having two, often very different, official names. In recent years, however, the use of Finnish place names have gained some popularity in Norwegian.

France[edit]

Germany[edit]

Great Britain[edit]

Greece[edit]

Hungary[edit]

Ireland[edit]

Italy[edit]

Ivory Coast[edit]

Lithuania[edit]

Livonia[edit]

Montenegro[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

Philippines[edit]

Poland[edit]

Portugal[edit]

Russia[edit]

Serbia[edit]

Slovakia[edit]

Slovenia[edit]

South Africa[edit]

Spain[edit]

Sweden[edit]

Newspapers in Norway often, but absolutely not always, write all ä as æ and all ö as ø, probably because ä and ö were historically lacking on Norwegian typewriters. For example: Göteborg (Gothenburg) is in Norway written Göteborg or Gøteborg.

Switzerland[edit]

Turkey[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Vigleik Leira, Geografiske navn i flere språk (2006).

External links[edit]